Toronto Maple Leafs Podcast: Early season takeaways after four games

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have finished their first four games of the season and we go through some early trends including a not so great blast from the past.

With a 2-1-1 record to start the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs season is in full swing and there has been a lot to talk about despite a limited sample of games.

David Morassutti, Austin Owens and Jake Middleton go over each game and what stood out to them especially in their embarrassing loss to the Montreal Canadiens. Is it too early to make assumptions about the season? The guys discuss that and more.

Here is a summary of what to look for on the latest episode, which you can also listen to below or download here.

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Coming off a loss to the St. Louis Blues, the Leafs could have easily won the game but ultimately couldn’t buy that third goal against Jordan Binnington. David, Austin and Jake discuss what went wrong for Toronto and what intrigued them.

They look at how Ilya Mikheyev has looked and why the third line has been so consistent to start the season. Does that change when Zach Hyman returns? What happens with Kasperi Kapanen?

The top line has not had the impact many were expecting out of the gate and the issues got magnified after Kapanen made the bizarre decision to throw his broken stick at Jeff Petry. Why would Kapanen even do that? Jake offers a thought on the situation and whether he’s seen it in his time playing.

What went wrong against the Canadiens that led to the collapse in the third period and is there anything the Leafs should be worried about? They also vent their frustrations with the shootout and why it shouldn’t be in the NHL anymore.

Is there a noticeable chande in the way the Leafs have played? David, Austin and Jake each offer their thoughts on what they have notived in the early going. What does this season have in store for Auston Matthews and how has William Nylander‘s return to his line help?

The podcast ends with a debate around Jason Spezza‘s struggling to earn Mike Babcock’s trust. Is this being overblown or is there some reason for this to be a story this early into the season?

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